Monday, September 14, 2009
Darwin Film Not Distributed
The film selected to open the Toronto International Film Festival this year is called Creation and it details the period during which Darwin wrote his On the Origin of Species. The film starts real-life couple, Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly.
This apparently strong film has failed to find a US distributor since, according to the producer, Darwin's theory of evolution is too controversial for American audiences.
"Jeremy Thomas, the Oscar-winning producer of Creation, said he was astonished that such attitudes exist 150 years after On The Origin of Species was published.
"That's what we're up against. In 2009. It's amazing," he said.
"The film has no distributor in America. It has got a deal everywhere else in the world but in the US, and it's because of what the film is about. People have been saying this is the best film they've seen all year, yet nobody in the US has picked it up."
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